- Neighborhood: Center City, Rittenhouse Square
- 1901 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 215-454-6529
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- Cuisine: New American
- Alcohol: Full Bar
- Meals Served: Dinner
- Price: $$$
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
In terms of chef-y collaboration dinners, George Sabatino has put together some of the more interesting ones lately at his Center City restaurant Aldine. I mean, there are the now-annual Christmas Eve pie dinners with Stargazy’s Sam Jacobson. There are the whole-animal dinners and the team-ups with local brewers and distillers.
But how about getting one of the best chefs in Philly AND one of the best chefs in Pittsburgh together for a one-night-only six-course collaboration dinner with Sabatino and Aldine’s crew? That would be pretty awesome, right?
And how about if we told you it would only run you $100 to get a seat at the table?
Last year’s pie buffet was a big success, so George and Jennifer Sabatino from Aldine have once again invited Sam Jacobson from Stargazy over to the house to do a second pie-based holiday collaboration dinner.
Aldine is turning two on Sunday, November 6, and they’re celebrating the way that all chefs and restaurants should (and generally do) celebrate such things: By throwing a big-ass party, inviting the public, and roasting a whole pig.
Now granted, this is George Sabatino and his crew we’re talking about. So don’t think luau or BBQ so much as carefully choreographed and exquisitely sourced meta-buffet in which a pig (in its entirety) will be served in a variety of fancy and innovative ways. But hey, if that’s your jam (and why wouldn’t it be?), and you have $45 burning a hole in your pocket, you should make your reservations right now in order to guarantee your place at the table.